Alejandro Balde has the potential to become a great player at Barcelona, and has been compared to Bayern Munich star Alphonso Davies.

Dark Clouds..

Well, it is not news that Barcelona are currently struggling in virtually all aspects of football. The Catalans have lost their identity, the club is not financially sound at the moment and their problems off the pitch is now reflecting in their performances on the pitch.

The only good thing Barcelona fans can treat themselves to this season is the possibility of more exciting youngsters coming through the ranks. The likes of Gavi, Mingueza, and Ronald Araujo can now stake claims to becoming the core of the future Barcelona teams.

The crisis at Barcelona has also given fans a taste of the future in Alejandro Balde. Balde has been compared to Alphonso Davies of Bayern Munich and that can only make Barcelona fans happy.

The Rising Star:

Alejandro Balde Martinez was born to an African father and his mum is Dominican. The 17-year old joined Barcelona from Espanyol in 2011 and has been in the La Masia system ever since.

A sharp left-footed full-back who plays like a natural winger. Any football player compared to Alphonso Davies must possess pace and Alejandro Balde has that in abundance.

He is a player that is capable of changing any match with a turn of pace. He is very strong and composed for a 17-year-old. He is still learning how to play the men’s game, but he always looks comfortable on the ball.

Incidentally, the first official match he played for Barcelona was against Alphonso Davies’s Bayern Munich in the Champions League and although Barcelona’s overall performance was poor on that night, Balde showed glimpses of his electrifying pace and poise.

His only weakness seems to be his aerial abilities, but just like the player he replaced against Bayern Munich, he makes up for it with his attacking abilities and strong tackling.

Balde also recently signed a new deal with Barcelona and at 17, he already has a €500M release clause – that tells you Barcelona do not want to lose him.

The youngster will turn 18 this month and one can only hope that the dark clouds at Barcelona will clear up soon, so the young and explosive left-back can shine.